Why do we form families? In our society, everything needs to be efficient. With few resources, we have to achieve the maximum result in the shortest timeframe. But if we think that way, working with children is not lasting or durable. Research done in the city of Bogotá revealed that the children of rehabilitated street kids usually become street kids themselves. Why? Because the former street kids grew up in an institutional home. For that reason, we don’t want to have a big home with a lot of children. Instead, we want to have smaller homes where the children can live in a family setting.
A relationship of trust should be developed among parents and “foster siblings” that leaves indelible marks on each child’s heart, impacting them positively for the rest of their lives.
Parental role models
In a functional family, children are guided by their parents’ example. They learn how to live in a healthy marriage.
From the start, the children will learn what it means to take care of each other, accept others along with all their strengths and weaknesses, ask for forgiveness, and forgive others. In that way, all of them work on their weaknesses and grow in character.
With a lot of love, we invest our time and hearts into giving individual attention to each boy and girl. Through spending time with them and showing them we care, we restore each child’s self esteem and value and strengthen their identity.
Important relationships and contacts
We maintain good, significant relationships with an interdisciplinary staff, who help us improve the processes and training we use with the children.